Ratings based on 1,229 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Okawville, IL

Close to Fenway and subway.

Posted Nov 24, 2014
Pros: Cheap rate for starters, and closeness to subway and close walk to attractions.
Cons: Bathroom is pretty small by modern standards but was more than acceptable for my use.
Location: Located on Kenmore Square close to Fenway Park, Bleacher Bar, House of Blues, Cask & Flagon, Newbury St, Convention Center/Boylston St., Boston U.
I was coming into town for a convention so I was looking for a cheap hotel close to public transportation and the convention center. The Buckminster is a 15 min walk or just one subway stop to Hynes Convention Center and shopping on Newbury St, a 1/2 block from the subway and two blocks from Fenway Park/Landsdowne St. It had the cheapest per night rate as well. I had a room with one bed but it was a small suite. It is a very old hotel so the rooms are a little on the small side but very comfortable. The living area had a couch, TV, refridgerator and microwave. The bedroom was clean and comfortable. Each room had a closet for longer stays. I also got a $10 coupon per day to use in the downstairs restaurant, which came in handy for breakfast.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom CT

Nice stay at a reasonable price

Posted Nov 24, 2014
Pros: Web
Cons: Heating was a bit noisy
Hotel is well maintained. Room seemed recently renovated and very clean. The King suite was very spacious and comfortable with a separate kitchen area (refrigerator, microwave and sink, no stove for safety reasons I guess)
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 23, 2014
Great location and excellent staff. We had a big room with living room suite.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom New Jersey

Good location to Fenway, bad hotel

Posted Nov 23, 2014
Pros: Across the street from Fenway park
Check in took forever. The front desk did not smile at check in or departure. Only parking available was a paid hotel garage parking at a high rate. The elevator smell was SO STRONG of perfume. The beds in the room stated double beds, but they were twins, and they were so old that they sloped. The TV looked to be at least 15 years old, and functioned as such. The room temperature was set at 60 degrees, yet the temp had to be at least 80 degrees. The room didn't appear dirty, yet we opted to wait to get home to shower, as it simply wasn't clean looking. Car noise, street noise & the train could be heard all night from our room on the 5th floor
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Summit NJ

Great hotel close to Fenway

Posted Nov 19, 2014
Pros: Convenient location and great price for Boston
Cons: Need to put small coffee maker in the room for those who are very early birds and need a cup of coffee early before restaurant opens.
Location: Excellent location at intersection of Commonwealth Ave, and Beacon Street and BU campus, and near the Kendall Sq MBTA station
Excellent hotel with a great price. Rooms nicely appointed, had a small microwave and small fridge. Has a nice small restaurant downstairs just off the main lobby. Room rate included a $10 credit for the restaurant A great deal! Very convenient to Kendall Sq MBTA T stop and very convenient for 7-11, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and Barnes and Noble huge bookstore Only downside is there is NO coffee maker machine in the room
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel .a 3 minute walk to Fenway

Posted Nov 18, 2014
Nice hotel, super convenient to Newbury St, Fenway Park and Housr of blues
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Convenient location

Posted Nov 13, 2014
Pros: The Hotel Buckminster is extremely convenient to Fenway Park and that area of Boston. Easy walk to a number of nice restaurants and sports bars.
Cons: Room service would be nice.
The Hotel Buckminster is a decent place to stay in the Fenway part of Boston. The building is showing its age, but staff was courteous and helpful.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Western MA

Partners visit

Posted Nov 11, 2014
Very convenient location. Had great meal at on site restaurant. Well kept for a hotel that has been around for well over 100 years. Very convenient parking.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Surprisingly Stark

Posted Nov 7, 2014
While the location of the hotel was ideal for our stay, the quality of the room and the amenities in the room were surprisingly stark - old furniture, poor lighting and no amenities whatsoever. Very disappointing.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Maine

Old but charming

Posted Nov 4, 2014
Pros: Our room was upgraded, and it was amazing. .
Cons: The only thing that would've been nice if there was a vanity in the bathroom. Not enough counter space.
Location: Easy to get to with ample parking. Was not there for site seeing, although we could see Fenway from our room!
One of the better hotels in the Boston area! Hotel staff was wonderful!